Avenue U (BMT Sea Beach Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Address||Avenue U & West Seventh Street
Brooklyn, NY 11223
|Line||BMT Sea Beach Line|
|Services||N (all times)
W (selected rush-hour trips)
|Transit connections||New York City Bus: B3|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Tracks||4 (2 in regular service)|
|Opened||June 22, 1915|
|at Avenue U and Avenue T|
|Passengers (2016)||456,533 63.6%|
|Rank||408 out of 422|
|Next north||Kings Highway: N W|
|Next south||86th Street: temporarily closed for renovation|
Avenue U Station (Dual System BRT)
|MPS||New York City Subway System MPS|
|NRHP reference #||05000675|
|Added to NRHP||July 6, 2005|
Avenue U is a local station on the BMT Sea Beach Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Avenue U and West Seventh Street, it is served by the N train at all times, as well as some W trains during rush hours.
Station agent, MetroCard vending machines
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Astoria–Ditmars Boulevard (Kings Highway)|
|Northbound express||No regular service|
|Southbound express||does not stop here →|
|Southbound local||→ No service (86th Street)|
|Side platform, being renovated until 2018|
This station, which opened on June 22, 1915, has four tracks and two side platforms. The two center express tracks are not normally used, but both are available for rerouted trains. The platforms are in an open cut. The concrete walls are painted beige and the columns are blue.
From January 18, 2016 to May 22, 2017, the Manhattan-bound platform at this station was closed for renovations. The Coney Island-bound platforms closed on July 31, 2017, with an expected reopening in Fall 2018.
This station has two entrances, both of which are beige station houses at street-level between West Seventh and West Eighth Streets above the tracks and have a single staircase leading to each platform at either ends. The main exit at the south end has a turnstile bank and token booth and leads to Avenue U while the exit at the north end leads to Avenue T and is un-staffed, containing just HEET turnstiles and exit-only turnstiles.
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- "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
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- Kings County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places: NRHP #05000675
- "Two elevators coming to the N line during massive rehabilitation". October 4, 2013. Archived from the original on March 13, 2014. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
- "N Line Sea Beach - 2016". web.mta.info. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
- "9 Brooklyn N train stations to shut down for 14 months". am New York. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
- Katinas, Paula (December 18, 2014). "Commuter headache: MTA to renovate N train stations". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
- "New York City Subway Map" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 1, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 2, 2017. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
- DeJesus, Jaime (May 17, 2017). "Manhattan-bound service to return to N stations on Sea Beach Line". brooklynreporter.com. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
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